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Sustainable Food Systems

The New Roots Sustainable Agriculture & Food Certificate Program provides in-depth knowledge of social, scientific, and cultural factors about how we bring food to our table.

Through internships, electives, special projects, and events, students learn skills that few other schools in the country currently offer high school students. Students also have a range of culinary arts experiences focusing on the connections between the farm, the food, and the table.

Required electives for the certificate include Café, Culinary Arts, Foodshed Studies, Sustainable Entrepreneurship, and Ecological Design.

Students develop portfolios that demonstrate their learning about how cooking, farming, food distribution and processing have developed throughout history. Food insecurity, poor nutrition, ecological degradation, the history of agriculture, and the social causes of hunger and nutrition are some of the various topics that students are immersed in.

To learn more about this distinctive program, please view the important "Related Files" documents listed below and feel free to contact Rebecca Cutter ( at New Roots Charter School.